The Weekly: Twerksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Thanksgiving is a little off this year, and we are not talking about the food—grubbing is always the best part— but it feels pointless to celebrate and shop like nobodies business when there are people protesting for basic human rights (for the record, #nodapl). So this year, instead of shining light on the best deals, we searched high and low for the best events that aren’t just fun, but also gives back in some way— or at least doesn’t fall into those early morning mall visits. No matter what you end up doing, gather the fam and donate to a cause—it’s better than that 55 inch flat screen, swear.

CAKE PRESENTS: TWERKSGIVING

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016, 10 PM
WHERE: The Virgil | 4519 Santa Monica Blvd, 90029
WHAT:  Twerk for a cause! Cake—the organizers of the queer, trans and all-inclusive hip hop party— is back with the jams only this time, they will be fundraising for the water protectors on the #NODAPL frontlines. |  MORE 

THANKSGIVING EVE WITH TEST + MORE

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016, 8 PM
WHERE: The Hi Hat| 5043 York Blvd, 90042
WHAT: Start the holiday right by celebrating with the folks over at Hi Hat, where Test, Catwings Batwings, Diamonds and Audiomammal will perform. | MORE

 

SPACELAND PRESENTS: GOBBLE GOBBLE GIVE

WHEN: Thursday, Nov 24th, 2016, 10 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: The Regent Theatre | 448 S. Main St.90013
WHAT: Gobble Gobble Give has been feeding the homeless each Thanksgiving for over 18 years! Last years they broke the record, providing meals to over 17K people. Help them break the record yet again by volunteering this year! | MORE

TOFURKEY TROT

WHEN: Thursday, Nov 24th, 2016, 9 AM – 12 PM
WHERE: The Rosebowl | 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, 91103
WHAT:  While ya’ll are cooking we’ll be running the 5k Tofurky Trot and cuddling with bunnies and pups courtesy of NKLA and Bunny World Foundation (they are up for adoption too!) | MORE

BLACK FRIDAY AT AMOEBA RECORDS

WHEN: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016, 10:30 AM
WHERE: Amoeba Records | 6400 W Sunset Blvd, 90028
WHAT: Lineup to score 25% off gift cards (one hour only!) plus rummage through 100+ limited edition Record Store Day Black Friday titles—which are available exclusively at independent record stores on Black Friday. | MORE

DELICATESSEN SCREENING PLUS POTLUCK

WHEN: Friday, Nov 25th, 2016, 7 PM
WHERE: Cinefamily | 4700 Western Heritage Way. 90027
WHAT: The post-apocalyptic film by French filmmaking duo Caro and Jeunet, is almost too fitting for the day after Thanksgiving. If you haven’t watched it, simply pack some leftovers and be prepared to get your mind blown. | MORE

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAYS WITH THE INFATUATION

WHEN: Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016, 3-6 PM
WHERE: Various Locations | Los Angeles
WHAT: The Infatuation teamed up with Small Business Saturday and two restaurants—Mr. Holmes Bakehouse and Sweetfin— to create unique experiences and exclusive eats that will only be available for the day. Yum. | MORE

GOLDENVOICE NO FEES SALE

WHEN: Friday, Nov 25th – Monday, Nov 28th
WHERE: axs.com/nofees
WHAT:  You don’t have to be a mall rat to enjoy the shopping weekend! Goldenvoice is nixing their service charge on a bunch of shows, which will remain a secret until November 25th at 10 AM. So go ahead, tell those service fees to suck it. | MORE

REEBOK X CAM’RON CYBER PINK MONDAY

WHEN: Monday, Nov 28, 2016,
WHERE: Reebok.com
WHAT: Cam’ron’s all pink outfit circa 2002 was ICONIC. So naturally, Reebok Classics teamed up with the rapper to create an all pink Ventilator Supreme— which will be released on what they are calling Cyber Pink Monday. We’re into it. | MORE

LA ZOO’S 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

WHEN: Monday, Nov 28, 2016,
WHERE: LA Zoo | 5333 Zoo Dr, 90027
WHAT: The LA Zoo turns 50 years old and is celebrating by giving all attendees 50% off of admission and food. Plus, there will be cake for the first 1000 people and for the animals! Join the zoolabration. | MORE

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